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  • Published: 28 April 2020
  • ISBN: 9780143774686
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

Pipi Kiwi


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A beautiful story in te reo Maori about how a new baby needs time to hatch and grow, for all young brothers- and sisters-in-waiting.

Ahea RAWA pao ai te hua? This Maori-language story is for all children eagerly awaiting a new sibling.


‘Kia oho a Pipi,
ka pekepeke ia?’
‘E kao, Kiwi Iti,
taria te wa.’

He korero ataahua mo te tatari kia puta, kia tupu te pepi hou. Ma nga tama me nga kotiro nohinohi e tatari ana kia tae mai to muri iho.

Also available in English, titled Kiwi Baby.

  • Pub date: 28 April 2020
  • ISBN: 9780143774686
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Helen Taylor

Helen Taylor is an award-winning children's book illustrator and an exhibiting artist with works in private collections around New Zealand and overseas.

She has been illustrating books since 1992 and has been twice shortlisted for the LIANZA Children's Book Awards. In 2006, Helen won Best Picture Book in the New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, with A Booming in the Night, a collaboration with writer Ben Brown. Helen has also written and illustrated a number of picture books and in 2015 her book Kakapo Dance won a Storylines Notable Picture Book Award.

Helen lives in an old yellow house on a red-boned hill in the portside town of Lyttelton.

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